Unlike most pay-per-month MMOs, Lego Universe isn’t heavy on storyline or ripe with dialogue and cut-scenes. Rather, it’s an extended experience for the Lego enthusiast -- the fan who spent his or her childhood rifling through tubs of these plastic construction toys.
We've been kind of out of the gaming loop for the last few weeks because of craziness here at Mac|Life headquarters, but this week we're slowly tiptoeing back in the game. Unfortunately, not all the editors can join us for Frag the Editor Friday this week, but Robbie and I will be playing games. Join Robbie in Strategery (username: strngwys) and join Flo in Lego Universe (username: ohthatflo). We'll start playing at 4:00pm PST.
My oh my, but this is a happy day for LEGO fans--especially those who had the foresight to pre-order the LEGO Universe MMO game. In a press release from on high, the LEGO Group announced that the game's servers are now live, allowing access to individuals who opted to pre-purchase the game two weeks earlier than LEGO Universe's slated October 26th launch date. For you privileged few who have already purchased the game, today marks a new a new chapter in your life: You'll no longer need to alienate your family and friends in order to bring your creations to life with small plastic blocks. Starting today, you also have the option of alienating them through the use of a computer. Technology makes everything better!
If you love Legos, then maybe you've heard about the upcoming Massively Multiplayer Online game, Lego Universe, currently in development by NetDevil. The game takes place in an alternate universe with tons of Lego minifigures who are on the path to seek the last bit of pure imagination. The antagonists in this virtual world are the Stromlings, who are controlled by a dark force known as Maelstrom, and who can turn innocent minifigures to the bad side. The game is officially available to play on October 26 of this year. Check it out in the video below!